17. Women

  1. Jacqueline Stodnick and
  2. Renée R. Trilling
  1. Helene Scheck1 and
  2. Virginia Blanton2

Published Online: 4 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118328828.ch17

A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies

A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies

How to Cite

Scheck, H. and Blanton, V. (2012) Women, in A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies (eds J. Stodnick and R. R. Trilling), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118328828.ch17

Author Information

  1. 1

    State University of New York, Albany, USA

  2. 2

    University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 28 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330199

Online ISBN: 9781118328828



  • women;
  • women in Anglo-Saxon England, in the seventh and eighth centuries;
  • Anglo-Saxon women's participation, life of Hild on nature of women's engagement;
  • early Anglo-Saxon noblewomen, vital community of female religious;
  • religious women in the role of abbess, establishing rigorous religious instruction;
  • Hundruda, example of women's participation in secular/ecclesiastical worlds;
  • Hundruda and Gundrada, unique, recognized as women devoted to God


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Notes

  • References and Further Reading